How to water roosters without frostbite

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by TeamChaos, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. TeamChaos

    TeamChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    I am worried about my roosters waddles dipping in their bowl in these minus temps. Their heads are too big to use one of the standard lip waterers. Anyone have any clever solutions? Thanks
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Poultry nipples sounds like the best option left. You can buy them from most hatcheries, Ebay, and Amazon. You want the screw in ones (red) not the pop in ones (yellow) to prevent leaks.
  3. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    I've used the small waterers that we usually use in brooders for roosters with large wattles. The dish is narrow enough that the wattles stay outside and dry.

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